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T500 and GOBI 2000 Broadband

2010-10-27, 19:50 PM

I was told by a sales rep that the 78Y1399 GOBI 2000 Broadband option would work for a T500.  I purchased the option and installed in into the T500 without a problem.  Fired up the system and was greeted with the unauthorized hardware message.  I ran the latest T500 bios update but that didn't address the problem.  Is there a utility or update that can authorize a Lenovo GOBI 2000 card in a T500?


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Re: T500 and GOBI 2000 Broadband

2010-10-28, 0:12 AM

Hi pawj68, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!


Hmmm... the T500 Hardware Maintenance Manual doesn't list the newer GOBI 2000... just the Ericsson F3507g and Qualcomm UNDP1 (GOBI 1000).  Either of those will work.

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Re: T500 and GOBI 3000 Broadband

2011-09-12, 22:41 PM
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